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Travon Lamont Brown Jr., 21

Travon Lamont Brown Jr. (2017-12-03)

Travon Brown Jr., a 21-year-old black man, died Sunday, Dec. 3, after he was shot in the 200 block of Willowbrook Avenue in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records. 

Brown was standing near the ticket machines on the Metro Blue Line passenger platform about 3:30 p.m. when he began arguing with a group of people who got off the train, said L.A. County Sheriff's Lt. Derrick Alfred. 

"Words were thrown back and forth ... it was a gang-related thing," Alfred said. "Someone got disrespected and it became a fight, then a gunshot was fired and the victim was struck."

Everyone scattered when the shots were fired, Alfred said. Brown ran a short distance then collapsed. 

Paramedics took Brown to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:27 p.m., according to coroner's records. The cause of death was listed as a gunshot wound to the chest.

The shooter, described as a black adult male, fled the scene on foot, Alfred said. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 

----------- For the Record Sept. 9, 2019, 5:30 p.m.: A previous version of this report misspelled Brown's first name as Travoon. It is spelled Travon. ------------

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